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Violet - Universam [nlr08]


Published October 24, 2006


Improvised live recorded in Kyiv in A&T trade shop on 2nd of July 2005.
Concert was organized by Nexsound.
Other participants were Francisco Lopez, Michael Gendreau and Kotra.
Unfortunately other live sets are unavailable.


Date 2006-10-24


Notes

Jeff Surak, also known as Violet (as well as a whole bunch of other things
actually), was always closely connected to the area which we now identify as the
former Soviet Union, traveling there since twenty or so years. He's also
frequently visiting the Ukraine, and on the second of July 2005, he played at
the A&T Trade Shop in Kyiv, a half hour solo piece of music. Violet plays his
form of drone music that is not set to lull the listener to sleep, but keep him
present and noting what is going on. Here he plays autoharp, effects and perhaps
some field recordings, and the whole thing is rather loud and piercing, through
the use of ever increasing feedback sounds. Half way through the piece collapses
and towards the end things get more introspective, towards a more 'real' drone
sound. It's altogether a pretty solid live concert, full of tension and
excitement, good built-up and performed with great care. What more do you want?
(FdW, Vital)

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